Herons (Ardeidae)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) - HBW 1, p. 411

French: Aigrette bleue German: Blaureiher Spanish: Garceta Azul

Taxonomy: Ardea caerulea Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Florida. Monotypic.

Distribution: N America, from Massachusetts to Florida and thence to E Mexico and W Indies; also from S part of Gulf of California through Central America into N half of South America, extending S to Peru, Bolivia and S Brazil.